Saturday, November 21, 2015

Cards Number 3995, 3996 and 3997

Hello once again. If you dropped by expecting to read about card # 4000, you're just a tad early. I , too,  thought it might be here by this update, but it was not to be. Maybe next time. So let's move on to cards that I do have , not something that I don't. Cards 3995 and 96 are both from Thailand and card 3997 is from Australia.
Let's have a look at this first card. It's an old time picture of the General Post Office in Bangkok. It dates from the 1880s  I do believe. It was torn down in the 1980s to make way for an ugly concrete bridge. Such is progress I guess. This is a nice card though, I have a small collection of cards showing post offices and this one now adds to it.

Jobbo used a fine selection of post office related stamps on this card. In fact all 3 of the stamps  used show the old General Post Office as shown on the postcard. On the left is a stamp , issued in 2014, to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of The Postal School, in addition it shows the old General Post Office in the upper right of the stamp.  The middle stamp is 1 of 2 issued in 1983 showing the old General Post Office as it looked in 1883. The stamp on the right is 1 of 5 issued for THAIPEX 89. All 5 of them showed a postbox and a Post Office. The one on my stamp again shows the old General Post Office.

This next card is again mail related. It shows mail being offloaded from a boat. Thailand's network of canals and rivers made boats an obvious means of transporting mail.

This is another card from Jobbo, so my collection of  Thailand stamps continues to grow. On the left is a commemorative celebrating the 72nd Anniversary of Kasersart University. It was issued this year. The smaller stamp on the right is a definitive  from 2012 showing Panyi Island.

That brings us to today's final card. A Maximum Card from Australia. Now, I'm not a collector of maximum cards but I have received a few over the years, and mostly from Australia. Many people collect them though, so I guess they do have their place. This one celebrates the long reign of Queen Elizabeth II. On September 9th of this year she reached her milestone of 63 years 216 days, making her the longest reigning British monarch. . The stamp , which is exactly like the postcard, is from a set of 5 .

This card is from Maria , a  PostCrosser from down under.  So thanks to Maria and to Jobbo for today's cards. So still looking for # 4000, maybe Monday or Tuesday of next week. Cheers.


Jobbo said...

Actually, all three stamps on the first card feature the old GPO.

Gem from Calgary said...

Jobbo, you are so right. I missed it on that stamp. My blog has been corrected. Thank you. Good to know that you are checking up on me. Cheers.

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